03.31.2017: Kong Skull Island Daikaiju Discussion

Yuji Kaida’s amazing poster for KONG: SKULL ISLAND!

This month’s Daikaiju Discussion is all about a really big ape and the island on which he rules — that’s right, we are talking about Kong: Skull Island (2017) on this episode. It’s always a bit thrilling when we have a brand new movie to talk about, so spoilers ahead, people!

1. Opening Titles by Akira Ifukube from King Kong Escapes (1967)
2. Giant Octopus Vs. King Kong by Akira Ifukube from King Kong vs Godzilla (1962)
3. Kong Skull Island Japanese Trailer (2017)
4. Intro from the King Kong Show (1966)
5. Main Title from King Kong vs. Godzilla performed by the Bukimisha Weird Secret Society (2000)

Hey Jeff, Cannibal Holocaust Reference was absolutely intended!
Interview with Kong Skull Island visual-effects supervisor Jeff White
Toho Kingdom Interview from Hawaii
Massive Fire before Vietnamese Kong Premiere
Better video of said fire
Wired Promo on Kong: Skull Island’s CG Toolsets
Promotion from Japan for Kong Skull Island with Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson & Samuel L Jackson
Kong: Skull Island Promotion with Footprints in LA!

Godzilla Anime / Godzilla Monster Planet News!
– Slashfilm’s coverage
The Good The Bad and The Godzilla coverage
Synopsis for Godzilla: Monster Planet
Details about Netflix
Promo video from Polygon Pictures
– Godzilla Anime placeholder on Netflix!
New cast announcements for Godzilla King of the Monsters (2018/19)
Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse Writer’s Room
Shin Godzilla takes home awards from the 40th Japan Academy Film Prize
Shin Godzilla takes top two spots on Blu Ray charts
Colossal opens April 7th with a limited run
MST3K on Netflix
New Power Rangers movie apparently isn’t terrible!

4/7 – 4/9 MONSTERPALOOZA in Pasadena, CA w/ Mizuo Yoshida & Keita Amemiya
– 4/7 @ 9pm Kaijucast Listener Party at Monsterpalooza!
4/21 – 4/23 CHILLER THEATRE in Parsipanny, NJ w/Megumi Odaka & Shinji Nishikawa
5/19 – 5/21 MAD MONSTER PARTY ARIZONA in Scottsdale, AZ with Haruo Nakajima & Bin Furuya
5/26 – 28 FAMOUS MONSTERS CONVENTION in Dallas, TX with Shinju Higuchi & Keith Sakurai cinematographer
6/30 – 7/2 DAYS OF THE DEAD in Indianapolis, IN with Haruo Nakajima
7/14 – 7/16 G-FEST XXIV in Rosemont, IL w/ composer Michiru Oshima, artist Yuiji Kaida, director Shinji Higuchi & suit actor Ryuki Kitaoka
8/26 – 8/27 JAPAN WORLD HEROES in Pasadena, CA w/ Bin Furuya & Noburo Kaneko (lead from Gaoranger & Tokyo SOS)
10/20 – 10/22 GRAND RAPIDS COMIC CON w/ Haruo Nakajima & Tsutomu Kitagawa

*HELP SUPPORT BIOMAN ACTOR RYOSUKE SAKAMOTO – click here for more information!

April’s movie is the not-as-well-known, possibly independent kaiju film from 2009, Demeking. This was released on DVD back when it came out, thanks to Cinema Epoch. Unfortunately, I never purchased that DVD, so we’re going to watch it online — I think via Youtube, so I have to figure that out. I would NOT suggest buying the DVD since it can be really expensive, thanks to the third party marketplace. Make sure to turn in your homework before April 22nd to have your thoughts included in the discussion episode!